FASHION RIBBON NAMES CEO: Joel Clark Orenstein has been named president and chief executive officer of Fashion Ribbon Co., a ribbon manufacturer and distributor that has been in business for more than 50 years.

Orenstein previously was president and ceo of Oscar by Oscar de la Renta Outerwear, as well as president and chief operating officer of the Halston brand. Jeffrey Rosenzweig, the company’s previous president and son of founder William Rosenzweig, died in June of pancreatic cancer.

AUSTRALIAN WOOL PESTICIDE CHALLENGE: The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority is likely to place new restrictions on the use of diazinon, a pesticide used to control lice on sheep.

According to a statement from Australian Wool Innovation, a research and development company representing the country’s wool industry, research has shown that the commonly used methods for applying diazinon expose workers to “unacceptably high levels of the chemical even when all recommended protective clothing is used.”

AWI is touting cage dipping — several sheep are placed in a cage and completely submerged in the pesticide — as a solution that had not been tested. According to the AWI statement, the company conducted a cage dipping test of 5,000 sheep over two days and found the method was “100 times less hazardous than any other previously assessed method.”

This story first appeared in the January 9, 2007 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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